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Hády Quarries and Surroundings

The educational trail with eight stations leads visitors through the backdrop of former limestone quarries and their immediate surroundings. It presents the southern slope of Hády Hill as a precious pearl of nature, abundant in protected plant and animal species and with an intriguing story to tell. It is rounded off by a fascinating panoramic view of Brno and Southern Moravia.

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Art competition "Paint and be Closer to Nature" again compels more than a hundred pupils to venture into the great outdoors

18.09.2017 This year has seen what is already the sixth instalment of the art competition "Paint and Be Closer to Nature", which NET4GAS organises for children in collaboration with the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP). At the beginning of the new school year, the authors of the winning entries in the three age categories, along with their classmates and their form teachers, embarked on a guided excursion into nature or visited a sanctuary for injured wildlife.

Solvay Quarry on Ještěd Ridge – Journey from Mining to Nature

15.06.2017 Inquisitive tourists and well-informed locals may already have noticed that a new signpost has recently sprung up above the Křižany train station, along the trail to St. Christopher's Chapel, to show the way to the Solvay Quarry – a limestone quarry that has long been forgotten by most. This has changed thanks to the loving care of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation and the considerable support from the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme: the site is newly accessible to the general public.

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About the project

NET4GAS is both a reliable and safe gas transmission system operator, and at the same time pursues a responsible policy aimed at protecting nature and the environment for future generations. The commercial operations of NET4GAS are very closely connected with the issue of nature conservation, as during both the construction and the operation of its gas infrastructure it must comply with strict environmental standards. In fact, its concern for the natural environment extends even beyond the requirements of legislation, meaning rather a question of corporate social responsibility. It is this principle which underlies the long term strategy of corporate philanthropy and sponsorship which has been implemented under the programme NET4GAS Closer to Nature since 2007.

2015 award for a large company
for long-term support of the
Czech Union for Nature Conservation

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Siberian Iris
it is a perennial herb of the Iridaceae family, which is protected in the Czech Republic and belongs into the category of "severely endangered species". Siberian iris grows in tufts, which can reach up to 100 cm of height. Its leaves are narrow and long, just like the hollow stem. Siberian iris blooms in the period of May to June, its flowers are light to dark blue-violet. Humid to wetland environment is favourable for the plant, unkept flooded meadows are ideal.

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